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Hajra Waheed

Hajra Waheed is an artist whose multidisciplinary practice ranges from painting and drawing to video, sound, sculpture and installation. Amongst other issues, she explores the nexus between security, surveillance and the covert networks of power that structure lives, while also addressing the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects affected by legacies of colonial and state violence. She has participated in exhibitions worldwide including, Hum (2020) Portikus, Frankfurt (2020); Globale Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020); Lahore Biennial 02, Pakistan (2020); Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now, British Museum, London (2019); Hold Everything Dear, The Power Plant, Toronto (2019); 57th Venice Biennale (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016); among others. She was a finalist for the 2016 Sobey Art Award and received the 2014 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement as a mid-career artist.

Publications

Hajra Waheed: Abolitionist Modes of Listening

Hajra Waheed Reece Cox

In this melodic interview, artist Hajra Waheed dives into ‘Hum’ (2020), a sound installation exploring histories of sonic resistance.